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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   GNotebook Vendors:   Teotino, Gabriele
GNotebook Discloses Passwords to Local Users
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1017286
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2006-6182   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  May 27 2008
Original Entry Date:  Nov 27 2006
Impact:   Disclosure of authentication information
Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Description:   Richard Reed reported a vulnerability in the GNotebook plugin for Google Desktop. A local user can obtain the Gmail password.

The GNotebook plugin records the Gmail password in a log file in the temporary directory.

Impact:   A local user can obtain a target user's Gmail password.
Solution:   No solution was available at the time of this entry.
Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any), Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.

 Source Message Contents

Subject:  Plaintext password storage for google destkop Gnotebook plugin

It seems that the google desktop plugin for "Gnotebook" stores a log
file in *:\temp\ named Gnotebook.txt in this logfile it stores gmail
password in plain text.
2:15:50 AM.364 - Trace: test
2:15:50 AM.384 - Trace: doNextLogon
2:16:18 AM.154 - Trace: user_email.length == 0
2:16:34 AM.417 - Trace: ---- view_onOptionChanged ----
2:16:34 AM.417 - Trace: users
2:16:34 AM.417 - Trace:
Here: note ***************
2:16:34 AM.417 - Trace: test
2:16:34 AM.427 - Trace: doNextLogon
2:16:34 AM.427 - Trace: _authenticate

Here: note ***************
2:16:34 AM.447 - Trace: user_email.length == 0
2:16:35 AM.138 - Trace: []
headers:Content-Type: text/html; charset=UTF-8
Cache-control: private
Transfer-Encoding: chunked
Content-Encoding: gzip
Date: Sun, 22 Oct 2006 07:16:28 GMT
Server: GFE/1.3

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